Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 25 2012

TransporAction Pontiac gets new mini bus

BY HAMISH MCKILLOP Equity Reporter Campbell’s Bay-based-TransporAction Pontiac received its first fully-owned, brand-new $115,000 mini bus Monday, after nine years of providing quality rural transportation accommodations to Pontiac residents. The non-profit organization received a $100,000 grant from the Ministry of Transportation, through MRC Pontiac, to cover the operational cost of the rural transportation needs for …

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Jul 25 2012

A vow to preserve history

BY JULIELEE STITT Equity Reporter Seated in a chair on the third floor of the St. Joseph’s Convent, Lorna Roel recalled how in 1956 she would walk the short distance from her home in Chapeau to St. Mary’s Teachers’ College. The soft-spoken woman who now splits her time between volunteering, painting and visiting her children, …

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Jul 25 2012

Shawville’s Hockey Wall of Fame unveiled

BY ANDREA CRANFIELD Equity Editor Fourteen hockey greats from Shawville were forever immortalized on Saturday at the first annual Shawville Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony. About 300 people showed up at the Shawville Arena to watch history in the making as Shawville’s Hockey Wall of Fame was unveiled. Grant McCagg spearheaded the project and relayed …

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Jul 18 2012

Doom and gloom for local crops if drought continues

BY JULIELEE STITT Equity Reporter Martin and Ruth Roth have been farming in Pontiac since 1999, after moving to the area from Switzerland. On Monday morning, sitting at their kitchen table, next to a window overlooking a field of corn, the pair called this the driest summer they have experienced since arriving in Canada. The …

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Jul 18 2012

Fire Chief Laframboise goes full time

BY HAMISH MCKILLOP Equity Reporter “It’s needed, and I want to do it, so that’s a good combination,” was the response given by Shawville/Clarendon Fire Chief Lee Laframboise, who took on full-time hours at the fire department this week. A press conference was held Monday at the fire hall in Shawville announcing that day as …

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Jul 18 2012

Bearly there

BY ANDREA CRANFIELD Equity Editor A couple weeks ago, Sheenboro resident Betty Morris was sleeping in her home when she woke up at 1:30 a.m. to a noise at her bedroom window. Figuring it was a squirrel or a bat, she reached her hand out to close the window and was unable shut it. Clutching …

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